Category: Positions in STEM

Social Media and Science Literacy

Calling all social media lovers! In this episode of Streaming Science Lisa Lightner, Business Associate for the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative (QLSI) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), shares her insights on how to effectively use social media to increase science literacy. Lisa specifically shares her enthusiasm for Twitter, and her advice for future journalists ...

Think Like a Microbe: Ashley Stengel

Ever wonder what is the difference between dirt and soil? If so, this podcast is for you! Ashley Stengel, a UNL Complex Biosystems PhD student discusses how soil microbes and nutrients can help us feed the world’s growing population by “thinking like a microbe.” Additionally, Ashley also gives career exploration insight as she shares her ...

Women in STEM: Dr. Caroline Burberry

This episode of Streaming Science features scientist and professor Dr. Caroline Burberry. Dr. Burberry studies the tectonic development and petroleum potential of fold belts and foreland basins worldwide and has recently worked on regions in the Rocky Mountains (USA), the Zagros Mountains (Iraq-Iran), and the Kalimantan Fold Belt (Indonesia). Dr. Burberry received her Ph.D. from ...

Agricultural Economics: Dr. Wes Peterson

In this episode of Streaming Science, AESC graduate Shelby Andersen interviews Dr. Wes Peterson about his work as an agricultural economist. Dr. Peterson became interested in economics after spending time in Africa with the Peace Corps. Dr. Peterson is a professor and researcher in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Dr. ...

Women in STEM: Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss

In this podcast, Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss explains the research she has been conducting for many years at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in the Department of Entomology. Dr. Heng-Moss takes us through her research on aphids and how they affect Nebraska. UNL student Chelsea Sidel is minoring in AESC.  She produced this podcast for ...

The Economics of Water: Dr. Nick Brozovic

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication student Andrea Wach interviews Dr. Nick Brozovic, director of Policy for the Water for Food Institute and professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Brozovic explains his work in economics and water conservation. Find out the value of economics for the water cycle, the impact of humans on water, and ...

Women in STEM: Dr. Angela Pannier

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication Major, Kathryn Bagniewski sits down with Dr. Angela Pannier, an associate professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in this episode of Streaming Science. Dr. Pannier explains the importance of her research, discusses her experience as a woman in STEM and gives advice for young girls interested ...

Agricultural Economics: Dr. Simanti Banerjee

In this episode of Streaming Science, AESC student Breanna Jakubowski talks with Dr. Simantee Banerjee about her research in behavioral economics and how her interest was sparked in Eastern Indian and what brought her to Nebraska to continue her research. Dr. Banarjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University ...

Women in STEM: Dr. Jamilynn Poletto

Dr. Jamilynn Poletto will make you want to go out and hug a fish today. Dr. Poletto is an assistant professor of fish physiology in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Dr. Poletto shared with AESC student Lauren Stohlmann her passion for fish physiology and how researching and educating students motivates ...

Women in STEM: Dr. Jenny Dauer

This episode of Streaming Science features scientist and professor, Dr. Jenny Dauer. Dr. Dauer currently researches science literacy, and how students learn science, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before Dr. Dauer came to UNL, she was a post-doctoral reasearcher in the Environmental Literacy group at Michigan State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Forest Science ...